- Amazon Evening
With billions of dollars pledged to help safeguard the world's forests in order to slow the pace of climate change, there is an increasing urgency for all regions of the forested tropics to share experiences on how to best manage those forests for their sustainable use and for the benefit of their people.
In this half-day conference on the sidelines of the UNFCCC Conference of Parties, experts on the Amazon Basin, home to the world's largest tropical forest and dozens of REDD+ pilot projects, met with scientists from Africa, home to the second-largest tropical forest, to share experiences and discuss challenges and opportunities for the coming years.
The conference, titled Amazon Evening: A South-South Exchange with Africa, was jointly hosted by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the Fundação Amazonas Sustentável (FAS, Amazonas Sustainable Foundation). It was held on 2 December at the Suncoast Conference Centre in Durban, South Africa.
This was the second Amazon Evening. The first was held on the sidelines of COP16 in Cancún in 2010 and was attended by about 300 international stakeholders.
|13:00 – 14:00||Registration and welcome drink|
|14:00 – 14:05||Welcome remarks
Frances Seymour, Director General, CIFOR
|14: 05 – 14:15||Opening speech
Virgilio Viana, Chief Executive Officer, FAS, Brazil
|14:15 – 15:45||
|15:45 – 16:05||Coffee break|
|16:05 – 17:35||Panel 2. Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) challenges for REDD: How can Latin America and Africa collaborate?
Discussants delivered brief remarks in response to the following questions: What are the most important issues arising from the process of moving from data gathering and processing toward REDD+ policy actions? What kind of collaboration could support this process? Chair: Christine Padoch, Programme Director, Forests and Livelihoods, CIFOR, Indonesia
|17:35 - 17:45||Brief remarks on private company involvement in the promotion of social technologies in developing countries. Bradesco Bank spokesperson, Guiliana Preziosi|
|17.45 - 17.55||Closing remarks
Christine Padoch, Programme Director, Forests and Livelihoods, CIFOR, Indonesia
|18:00 – 20:00||Cocktail|
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